Skip to comments.Opposition to UN arms treaty heats up
Posted on 07/03/2012 5:44:46 AM PDT by opentalk
Some 130 lawmakers sent President Obama a letter on Monday expressing their opposition to a pending arms trade treaty if it impinges on gun rights and U.S. sovereignty in any way.
The United Nations this week begins a month-long process of crafting a long-delayed treaty to create international standards for importing and exporting conventional weapons. Proponents say the treaty would bring much of the rest of the world in line with U.S. standards without affecting domestic sales, but gun enthusiasts are worried.
The UN's actions to date indicate that the ATT [United Nations Arms Trade Treaty] is likely to pose significant threats to our nationalsecurity, foreignpolicy, and economic interests as well as our constitutional rights, reads the letter, which was spearheaded by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.).
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Get ready for another stab in the back by our internationalist administration.
Why would the U.S. get involved in this? I’m sure we have all sorts of import/export laws covering firearms already. What benefit is there to the U.S.?
Shouldn't those attempting to forcibly remove the enthusiasts' guns be worried?
Just the fact that it’s a U.N. treaty is enough to reject it, but there is also the CNUTT to consider.
(Camel’s Nose/edge of tent bit.)
Its a Soros dream ....
1. A treaty requires approval by 2/3 of the Senate.
2. No treaty, even if unanimously approved by the Senate, will carry any force of law if it violates other provisions of the Constitution.
This abomination won’t get past the Senate by that margin, and I would hope that the R’s will filibuster a bit anyway, just to push it into next year when they’ve got more seats and can reject it by a bigger margin.
I won’t mention the SCOTUS on this issue - its gotten to the point where if a majority opinion says that the sky is blue, I look up to verify it.
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